Black and white fox
Photo by Michael O’Neal


Loki’s unusual coloring is the result of a breeding program that began in the 1950s in Russia called the Farm-Fox Domestication Experiment. He was kept as an illegal pet and then surrendered to Earthfire Institute. Loki is submissive and loving due to genetic tinkering, and would never be able to survive in the wild. His immediate friendliness to visitors makes him a quick favorite (although we remind people that they are not allowed to have favorites). He delights in soft petting and playing with plush stuffed animals.

Photos of Loki

Stories About Loki

Note: Many of our posts are collections of stories about multiple animals at Earthfire. The animal you’re looking for may not be shown in these post previews, but each post does contain a relevant story. 

Woman holding a black and white fox

A few weeks ago, our very beloved fox Loki passed away due to kidney failure. He was with us for nine glorious years, quite long for a fox that had...

Two foxes touch noses in the grass

The result of a Russian breeding experiment, Loki is an unusual fox, different from the others in appearance, mannerisms, and heredity.  Playtime in the animal garden had been somewhat lonely...

Woman holding a black and white fox
Not Just a Human Thing

In a recent team meeting, we talked about the connections that each of us have with the animals. It struck me just how similar humans and animals are when it...

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